User Review: La Sportiva Men's Makalu
Use: Hike, camp, very rough trails.. Duck Hunting!
Break-in Period: few months at least
Weight: 5 to 10 pounds I'd say.
Price Paid: $225
I purchased the Makalu in the mid '90s and I still wear them. My Asolo boots blew out and I had to use these on a duck hunting trip last month (over 10 years later).
I've had many different brand of boots and I have not found a single brand that can stand up to the beating I throw them. This is the only boot that has lasted as long and strong.
The only drawback is the break-in time. If you can't tough it out for the first month of use, you're not going to like this boot. All that tough leather takes time to conform to your foot.